Category Archives: Economy


IMF Economic Outlook for the U.S.

IMF Economic Outlook for the U.S.

July 22, 2021  | Posted by: Andrew Malec, Ph.D.

Recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its preliminary findings regarding its economic outlook for the U.S.1 The IMF notes that the unprecedented fiscal and monetary support, combined with the receding COVID-19 case numbers, should provide a substantial boost to… Continue Reading  

Retail During COVID

Retail During COVID

August 4, 2020  | Posted by: Susan Koss

The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the nation’s retail industry. During the national lockdown, at least 630,000 non-essential retail outlets were forced to close.[1] Many well-known department stores declared bankruptcy due to their unsustainable levels of debt entering the pandemic. Unfortunately,… Continue Reading  

Economic Update – July 2018

Economic Update – July 2018

July 31, 2018  | Posted by: oadmin

In April O’Keefe presented the Middle Market Forum which explored economic trends impacting our businesses in 2018. Tariffs were not a significant topic at the time, only a potential idea on the horizon. Over the last 4 months, however, significant… Continue Reading